L'Eiffel Bistrot and Creperie

L'Eiffel Bistrot and Creperie

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.leiffelbistrot.com/
  • Phone: 8474284783
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Pepe Castillo
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: L'Eiffel's Private Room ...
    can accommodate 12 to 55 guests. This very special room of the restaurant is the home of their signature "Tour Eiffel" fabricated in iron and glass. This masterpiece was handmade especially for them by a Woodstock, IL artisan. The intimate atmosphere of the private room is the perfect location for hosting a business meeting, baby shower, bridal shower, special occasion, or holiday party.
  • Private Party Contact: Frank Ferru 8474284783
  • Entertainment: Live Music on Friday and Saturday
    8pm to 11pm

    Most Thursday evening wine tasting

  • Special Events: Ken Wente Wine Dinner...Thursday, May, 16th
    Montaudon Champagne Dinner...Friday, May 17th

Getting there

  • Cross Street: IL Route 59
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: L'Eiffel is located in the Arboretum of South Barrington, this beautiful life style center is a perfect match for their French Parisian Bistrot. About 1000 parking lot spaces are available.
A word from L'Eiffel Bistrot and Creperie
L'Eiffel Bistrot is a 6000sq.ft. restaurant that is designed in the Art Nouveau style recreating the nostalgic ambiance of an authentic Parisian bistrot. L'Eiffel Bistrot has assembled a strong and energetic team to guarantee you a unique dining experience. It is their dedication to detail that makes L'Eiffel Bistrot grand.

L'Eiffel Bistro and Creperie's Cuisine ...
is based on authenticity, creativity and quality of product. They stay true to the classical preparations of Bistrot dishes, but also introduce "nouvelle cuisine" to keep their customers enthused. L'Eiffel uses locally grown and organic produce whenever possible, and all of their cooking is from scratch. The food quality and standards are as fresh and as high as possible.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
L'Eiffel Bistrot and Creperie reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (55)fit for foodies (52)romantic (49)great for outdoor dining (38)neighborhood gem (36)great for lunch (33)notable wine list (32)good for groups (27)great for brunch (17)late-night find (13)vibrant bar scene (9)hot spot (6)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Never disappointed
    eat2live
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Whether it's lunch, brunch or dinner - we always enjoy the food and service. Lovely restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We have dined at L'Eiffel many times and are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice spot
    FoodieonWedVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Four of us had dinner there on a Wednesday night. The place was crowded, unusually so according to our waitress. The atmosphere is very nice Bistro style. The wine selection is excellent with some nice selections available by the glass. The food was very tasty but there was quite a wait between appetizers and the arrival of the main course; probably due to the unexpected number of people who all seemed to arrive around the same time. Desserts are excellent which is no surprise in a good French bistro. All in all, a great dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food and atmosphere
    Patty
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Three of us gathered for a long lunch. We met at this restaurant because of its central location and because of my past dining experiences. Kelly was our waitress. She was awesome. She didn't hurry us, but she was attentive and at the table as soon as we made a decision on beverages and food items. We had a delightful visit and enjoyed the delicious food and wine. The ambiance was perfect for our get together.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LeslieVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    L'Eiffel Bistrot and Creperie is a hidden gem in the suburbs. Located in the beautiful Arboretum Mall, this charming restaurant offers exceptional French food and wine with reasonable prices. Their French onion soup is bold with flavor and couples well with one of the many crepe selections. Daily specials always please and the wine and martini offerings are extensive. Wonderful for lunch or more formal dinner, this is our one of our go-to restaurants in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My wife & I went for dinner. It was nice place, good service, good food & not too expensive
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ElleVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    This place is consistent. The food is always excellent and the service always fantastic!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Pleasure
    Soop
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The food and service were excellent. It is a pleasure to go to a restaurant and be able to have a conversation without having to raise your voice and repeat everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Food and Service!
    LindaP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food we had was spectacular from start to finish. Our waitress was very attentive and did a fantastic job attending to our needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the food
    JSGB
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I love the food here and the fact that they do gluten free crepes. Our waiter was wonderful with our 2 and 5 year old sons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Celebration Dinner
    Terry
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We went to L'Eiffel to celebrate a 25th anniversary last Saturday. The other folks had never been to the restaurant. Nothing that could have been better, service, apps, dinner, dessert, drinks, everything was outstanding and given a 10+. We've never had such a good experience with a restaurant celebration before. I was so thrilled to have made the suggestion and arrangements. Excellent Customer Service, just fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem
    NanbetsVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Food was delicious. Our server, Sulema, was knowledgeable and friendly. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    David
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Awesome service and food. Excellent value. Highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bon Appetit!!!
    Seminole38VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had a great evening at L'Eiffel Bistrot where we were able to get different "french" products. The special were great, and the usual menu still outstanding. I ordered from the usual menu while my wife got the specials... so many opportunity to share. Food and service were great as expected for such place. Excellent place for a romantic dinner with French dishes.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent soup and dessert
    wheelingtraveler
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We received excellent service at this restaurant. My wife ordered the French union soup and me the cold vegetable soup. Both are excellent with well balanced taste. I really like the cold vegetable soup which exceeds my expectation. The half-order mussels are also tasty. The entrees are not completely successful. The natural sea scallops and shrimps are great but the black pasta has no seasoning at all. We need to add some salt and peppers. However the scallops and shrimps are well made. My duck skin is not crispy but I like the rest. The two dessert dishes are excellent especially the lemon tart. Overall great soup and desserts, but the entrees could be improved.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • L'Eiffle Bistrot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The experience at L'Eiffel Bistrot was very good - the crepes were outstanding - mussels were good, but not the best we have had at this restaurant. Appetizer portion would be better if there was 4 slices (ie salmon/cheese platter with 3 slices of brie; 3 pieces of toast) for sharing - when two couples are ordering two appetizers to share the numbers are off.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always...
    MikeC
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Great food and great service! I haven't had a bad experience here ever. Great place for business dinner, family or just a glass of wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice quiet dinner
    Wenzday66
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We had a nice quiet dinner. The food was good and terrific drinks from the bar. Service was good but could use a bit more polishing. Staff was unfamiliar with some of the specials but overall good experience and will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best french restaurant around!
    FranceLover
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was excellent as was the service. We were a noisy group of ladies and had a great time. It was wonderful that our server had actually been to France & we could relate to places & restaurants. The owner visited tables which shows great hands on dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cute Little Bistro!
    AnnaBananna19
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is a nice little place for both lunch and dinner. It has a sweet ambiance that makes you feel cozy and special. Inside the Arboreturm Center you can have a bite and then go shopping. Nice twist on French cafe food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet, Quaint and Delicious
    Kitkat
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My friend and I stopped for lunch and everything on the menu looked so yummy, we couldn't decide, so we opted to order several different crepes and split them. Our (fabulous) waitress informed us of how large the portions were, so we settled on two to split. What we ended up with was absolutely perfect!! They were savory and flavorful, and with the small side salad, was just what we needed ... until the dessert menu showed up!! We split 2 dessert crepes (Bananas Foster and Nutella) ... OMG!! Definately planning a return trip soon!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Feels liek you are back in Paris
    Frenchie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Fantastic ambiance. The wine list for French wines is great and the service is impeccable. Like France, the waiters don't bug you every few minutes to ask how everything is going. The food is hot and they have a wonderful variety. Also, good place to stop at the bar for a bottle of wine and the cheese plate.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Comfort
    Dinningout
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food is fabulous but the bistro chairs are incredibly uncomfortable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Let down
    ChicagodinerVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    After dining here many times this recent visit was a disappointment. Two of us ordered the grilled mahi which was served raw. Two dined while the others waited for a replacement meal. This was a serious mistake and we would expect sincere apology and compensation. One dessert and a bottled water were removed from a confusing bill with no comment. We will not return and are disappointed as this was one of our favorites.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I ordered the excellent filet mignon, and my husband enjoyed the steak tartare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great desserts
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Wonderful service, food was very good, desserts were absolutely wonderful. Nice dining experience
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely brunch choice!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    While we have enjoyed L'Eiffel for dinner and lunch, this was our first Sunday brunch. The food was excellent, and the service was attentive but never intrusive. It was too chilly for outdoor dining, and we were seated next to a sunny window. The La Complete crepe was perfectly prepared, and the warm croissants were fresh from the oven. My husband said that the French toast was what all French toast should be. What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday morning!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, ambience and service..
    AnandVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Had a good time.. last minute choice to go there and we were happy... food was 5*'s and the seared foie gras was one of the best we had tried.. including in France.. Nice wine pairing choices.. And dont miss dessert.. If i had to be picky, the onion in the french onion soup was too sweet and there was too much bread...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bon Appétit
    mikebVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Everything about this restaurant was top notch. Our server was polite, attentive, warm and friendly. The manager/owner of the restaurant made sure to visit each table & took the time to make us feel very welcome. He even took time to speak French with my daughter. Our food was spectacular. I knew from the presentation of the food that my taste buds were about to have a wonderful feast, and they did. I had the Dover Sole, filleted expertly at the table by our server. It was light and just enough. My wife had the Beef Bourgignon and Pork Shank, respectively. Their wide eyes and repeated exclamations of satisfaction with their delicious dinners said it all. Dessert? Crème Brûlée, Mousse, the best. We will return many times to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is OK. Service needs work.
    CanaryVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Food was OK. Server was unable to answer an ingredient question and said the kitchen wasn't sure... How can the kitchen not be sure? Do they not cook it there on site? Very strange experience. Will not come back
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dgiegn
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We love this place for lunch while out shopping. The sangreia is awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place
    Baker
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Nice atomosphere, good food, great mousse. Very nice for special occasions but not super kid friendly though the staff was quite accommodating to us & our baby
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with girls
    Eleni57VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Nice place to join a group of friends. Light fare with losts of French food, creeps, etc..... Nice wine list. Pleasant dining experience with great service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    AAI007
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Nothing special, just OK, food quality is acceptable, but not at Chicago downtown restaurant level. We went because of the live music, which was OK and made our experience there better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Delecious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I enjoyed French Onion Soup, then scampi with pasta. My husband loves the pate with toast, then he had the Mussels. As usual, the service and cuisine were excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Authentic French
    MitchVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    For one perfect evening I thought we were in France.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NEW FAVOURITE EATERY
    Britmum
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Although L"Eiffel has been around awhile I only recently gave it a chance, boy that was a mistake; I wish I'd gone sooner! The food is authentic European and well priced and presented. Having celiac disease I need a gluten free diet and there is plenty for me to choose from. So much so that after 3 visits I still haven't tried their gluten free crepes as there is always something else to tempt me. They have a great "prix fixe" menu and the wine selection is extensive. Mondays is half price per bottle of wine if dining in. A great time to try an expensive wine without blowing the budget. Would definitely put this gem on your go to list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    It's wonderful to have a lovely restaurant in this area with good food that isn't part of a chain. The ambience is charming, the food is great and a large selection of wines. Highly recommend L'Eiffel Bistrot and Creperie
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricey but worth it!
    eat2live
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Everyone's food in our group was outstanding. The wine and deserts too. And the service was very good too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always wonderful!
    DaisyeatsVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The food, service and atmosphere never fails here, and on this occasion it lived up to it's reputation for excellence.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate